ORoPO is voluntary, open and non-profit.
The ORoPO database includes verified details of patents owned by organizations.
Our mission is to improve transparency and openness around patent ownership data. This is an essential and necessary step towards the evolution of patents as a functional asset class.Since the June 2015 launch, OPoPO has been mentioned on Aistemos blogposts here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
ORoPO has also been mentioned on the IP Finance weblog here, here and here. Further write-ups can be found on the IAM Blog, ZDNet, Adams IP and, impressively, on the Fraunhofer Big Data Center website.
2016 will see a renewal of activity regarding ORoPO as its advantages become more widely appreciated and more companies join the eleven which have already lent their support and their data to this important project. Meanwhile, the ORoPO Twitter account is being kick-started and will provide a channel for communicating news of ORoPO as it happens. The ORoPO LinkedIn Group is also being activated. Do feel welcome to participate!